December 2013
An interview with Doug Wilson, the ABC Producer and Director that I interviewed in 2008 on SkateCast #16. He contacted me again to talk about his new book, "The World Was Our Stage: Spanning the Globe with ABC Sports." It's full of wonderful stories of not only his coverage of figure skating, but so many sports and sports moments that are ingrained in our culture and memory. He talks about the changing role of female commentators, being able to talk with Irina Rodnina after the Iron Curtain fell, and why we should all listen to Carol Heiss1 hour, 06 minutes, 37 seconds.

Direct download: SkateCast_No71_DougWilsonRedux.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

December 2013
An interview with John Misha Petkevich, the 1971 US National Figure Skating Champion, two-time Olympian, USFS Hall of Fame member, author of two skating books ("Figure Skating: Champion Techniques" and "The Skater's Handbook"), and the creator of the fantastic Harvard-run show "An Evening With Champions." He was also a commentator for NBC, CBS and ESPN. And if that wasn't enough, after graduating from Harvard he attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he was awarded a Doctorate in Cell Biology, and went on to become a successful investment banker. We discuss his massive jumps, how he liberated mens' costuming from the "monkey suit," his opinion on the demise of compulsory figures, and his proudest moment in his skating career. 1 hour, 20 minutes, 50 seconds.

Direct download: SkateCast_No70_JohnMishaPetkevich.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT





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